EPPO Distribution List for Phoma exigua var. foveata
Due to the new record of Phoma exigua var. foveata (EPPO A2 pest) in Sri Lanka the distribution of this pest is as follows:
EPPO Distribution List: Phoma exigua var. foveata
P. e. var. foveata is of Andean origin and was probably introduced into Scotland (UK) in the 1930s with breeding material. It has since spread to other potato cultivation areas in Europe and Oceania.
EPPO region: Widespread in Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and UK (including Guernsey and Jersey); locally established in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania and Switzerland. Unconfirmed reports from Hungary, Luxembourg and Tunisia; reports from Morocco, Portugal, Spain and USSR refer to P. e. var. exigua. There is a curious report of var. foveata from water and fishes of freshwater reservoirs in USSR.
Africa: Egypt (potential EPPO country).
North America: Absent (reports from Canada and USA refer only to P. e. var. exigua).
South America: Andean region.
Oceania: Australia (South Australia, Tasmania), New Zealand.
This distribution list replaces all previous published EPPO Distribution Lists on Phoma exigua var. foveata!
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1992-07)